We all know that catnip is a cat's drug of choice, but did you know that it also has a long and honorable history as a culinary and medicinal herb? Before England began to import tea from China, catnip tea was very popular (steep three teaspoons in a cup of boiling water for a few minutes) It's calming and relaxing, with a light minty flavor. You might throw some chopped catnip leaves into a green salad for a change of pace. Oh - by the way, if your cat begins hissing aggressively after exposure to catnip, he/she is overdosing!
This entry was posted on January 13, 2012.